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Bad Breath

Dr. Neha Joshi Raina 92% (68 ratings)
Dentist, Dehradun
Bad Breath

Bad breath? Brush your tongue. Cleaning the surface of your tongue can reduce the bacteria that causes bad breath.

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I brush my teeth every night before sleep, still my mouth smells bad in the morning.

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 93% (1245 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I brush my teeth every night before sleep, still my mouth smells bad in the morning.
Almost every person has some degree of bad breath upon waking in the morning (this is called morning breath) and is easily eliminated by brushing the teeth. It is only when bad breath progress after brushing ones teeth that a diagnosis of halitosis can be made. Halitosis is often caused by a mouth or throat infection or in response to a food item in one’s diet. The main food culprit is garlic which can often be easily counteracted by eating parsley. Oral health conditions can also cause bad breath and are responsible for the development of halitosis in 85-90% of bad breath sufferers. Severe diets which restrict carbohydrate intake such as ketogenic diets are also responsible for the development of bad breath. Certain anatomical deviations such as corrugations or striations in the tongue do allow for the accumulation and growth of bacteria in the oral cavity. Certain foods Foods such as garlic, onions and spicy foods etc. Cause foul smelling breath after eating them. These foods are absorbed into the bloodstream, transferred into the lungs and become expelled in the air you breathe. Regular eating of such foods is likely to cause halitosis. People who diet are more likely to develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating. You also get direct expulsion of these gases from your digestive tract. Poor oral health care Without proper and regular brushing, flossing and routine examinations by your dentist, food remains in the mouth causing bacteria to multiply and produce toxic waste which in turn causes breath odor. Food stuck on the teeth, gums, and tongue creates an environment where bacteria can feed and multiply. These bacteria release certain chemicals as a by-product which causes damage and decay of the gums and teeth. The chemicals that are released by the bacteria and the resulting decay in the mouth contribute to the bad breath. Improper cleaning of dentures Dentures that are not cleaned properly may be collecting bacteria and food particles which cause bad breath. Periodontal disease One of the primary symptoms of periodontal gum disease is foul, odorous breath, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. This condition requires immediate care by an oral health professional. Dry mouth (xerostomia) This condition is often a large contributor to halitosis. It occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is required to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Xerostomia may be caused by certain medications, a salivary gland disorder, or by continuously breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. Tobacco products Not only do tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and snuff stain the teeth and put the body at risk for a host of other diseases, they also contribute to bad breath. Tobacco products cause bad breath, stained teeth, reduces one's ability to taste foods and irritates the gum tissue. Tobacco users are more likely to suffer from periodontal disease and are at greater risk for developing oral cancer. Medical condition Bad breath may be an indication or symptom of any of the following conditions. However, each individual may experience different symptoms such as: A respiratory infection Infection of the nose, windpipe, or lungs Chronic bronchitis Post nasal drip Chronic sinusitis Diabetes Gastrointestinal disorders Liver or kidney disorders Severe dieting Dieters may develop unpleasant "fruity" breath from keto-acidosis which is due to the breakdown of chemicals during fasting. Restriction of caloric intake leads to hunger which can lead to a dry mouth. Factors that affect the airways and cause bad breath: Nasal Polyps Foreign bodies Sinusitis Dryness Bronchitis Pneumonia Factors that affect the esophagus and stomach and cause bad breath: Gastritis and food reflux (GERD- gastro-esophageal reflux disease) Stagnation of food FOR MEDICATION CONSULT ONLINE IN PRIVATE.
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I am 22 years old. I have a problem of bad mouth smell. I brush regularly but I can't find the solution of this problem, one of my friends was telling me that you may have some problem in your stomach because there is always a kind of white layer on my tongue. Please suggest me a solution to this problem. Thanks.

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 93% (1245 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 22 years old. I have a problem of bad mouth smell. I brush regularly but I can't find the solution of this probl...
Almost every person has some degree of bad breath upon waking in the morning (this is called morning breath) and is easily eliminated by brushing the teeth. It is only when bad breath progress after brushing ones teeth that a diagnosis of halitosis can be made. Halitosis is often caused by a mouth or throat infection or in response to a food item in one’s diet. The main food culprit is garlic which can often be easily counteracted by eating parsley. Oral health conditions can also cause bad breath and are responsible for the development of halitosis in 85-90% of bad breath sufferers. Severe diets which restrict carbohydrate intake such as ketogenic diets are also responsible for the development of bad breath. Certain anatomical deviations such as corrugations or striations in the tongue do allow for the accumulation and growth of bacteria in the oral cavity. Certain foods Foods such as garlic, onions and spicy foods etc. Cause foul smelling breath after eating them. These foods are absorbed into the bloodstream, transferred into the lungs and become expelled in the air you breathe. Regular eating of such foods is likely to cause halitosis. People who diet are more likely to develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating. You also get direct expulsion of these gases from your digestive tract. Poor oral health care Without proper and regular brushing, flossing and routine examinations by your dentist, food remains in the mouth causing bacteria to multiply and produce toxic waste which in turn causes breath odor. Food stuck on the teeth, gums, and tongue creates an environment where bacteria can feed and multiply. These bacteria release certain chemicals as a by-product which causes damage and decay of the gums and teeth. The chemicals that are released by the bacteria and the resulting decay in the mouth contribute to the bad breath. Improper cleaning of dentures Dentures that are not cleaned properly may be collecting bacteria and food particles which cause bad breath. Periodontal disease One of the primary symptoms of periodontal gum disease is foul, odorous breath, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. This condition requires immediate care by an oral health professional. Dry mouth (xerostomia) This condition is often a large contributor to halitosis. It occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is required to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Xerostomia may be caused by certain medications, a salivary gland disorder, or by continuously breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. Tobacco products Not only do tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and snuff stain the teeth and put the body at risk for a host of other diseases, they also contribute to bad breath. Tobacco products cause bad breath, stained teeth, reduces one's ability to taste foods and irritates the gum tissue. Tobacco users are more likely to suffer from periodontal disease and are at greater risk for developing oral cancer. Medical condition Bad breath may be an indication or symptom of any of the following conditions. However, each individual may experience different symptoms such as: A respiratory infection Infection of the nose, windpipe, or lungs Chronic bronchitis Post nasal drip Chronic sinusitis Diabetes Gastrointestinal disorders Liver or kidney disorders Severe dieting Dieters may develop unpleasant "fruity" breath from keto-acidosis which is due to the breakdown of chemicals during fasting. Restriction of caloric intake leads to hunger which can lead to a dry mouth. Factors that affect the airways and cause bad breath: Nasal Polyps Foreign bodies Sinusitis Dryness Bronchitis Pneumonia Factors that affect the esophagus and stomach and cause bad breath: Gastritis and food reflux (GERD- gastro-esophageal reflux disease) Stagnation of food FOR MEDICATION CONSULT ONLINE IN PRIVATE.
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Please suggest whenever I get up from sleep I have a bad breathing so how to prevent it?

Dr. Bhargavi Ramesh 90% (26 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Please suggest whenever I get up from sleep I have a bad breathing so how to prevent it?
Kindly undergo dental cleaning once and check for gastritis (stomach ulcers) and your blood sugar levels.
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After eating any food, food smell is coming out of my mouth, it stays even after drinking water. What can be done to solve this? Why it is happening so? Please help me.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 92% (4037 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
After eating any food, food smell is coming out of my mouth, it stays even after drinking water.
What can be done to ...
It's due to gastric derangement or acute gastritis,,u need to take non spicy food,,avoid too much hot or cold,,,take fruits,,take amla and alovera juice in the morning,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem permanently
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7 Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Dr. Homoeo Clinic 86% (13 ratings)
Homeopath, Faridabad
7 Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are

  1. Irregular brushing habits
  2. Tobacco consumption
  3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
  4. Yeast infections in the mouth
  5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
  6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focuses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.
The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are

  1. Pulsatilla: If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.
  2. Merc sol: It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.
  3. Carbo veg: If the bad breath results from infections, such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.
  4. Carbolic acid: Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.
  5. Kreosote: This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.
  6. Belladonna: Belladonna is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.
  7. Nux vomica: Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Always I have bad breath and I several times consulted dentist for the this problem and he ruled out that I have no dental problem. What can I do next?

Dr. Artika Sharma 90% (160 ratings)
MDS Periodontology
Dentist, Panchkula
Always I have bad breath and I several times consulted dentist for the this problem and he ruled out that I have no d...
Hey bad breath can have many reasons like intraoral i.e. No sufficient cleaning of teeth and tongue and some infections. Or can have extraoral causes like GIT disturbances, respiratory tract infections etc. So get your complete check up done. And don't forget to brush twice daily and clean your tongue.
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I am having bad breath from past 3 years .every time I go to a doctor they say oral problem and clean my teeth and give me some mouthwash ,sad part is the next day it starts coming again. 1. My tongue always remain white 2. constipation 3.It comes from nose also suggest me solution tell me which kind of doctors should I go?

Dr. Artika Sharma 90% (160 ratings)
MDS Periodontology
Dentist, Panchkula
I am having bad breath from past 3 years .every time I go to a doctor they say oral problem and clean my teeth and gi...
Hey, you might be suffering from extraoral causes of bad breath. As per the history you need to visit a GIT specialist, a respiratory tract specialist and a dentist. You need to brush twice daily and keep your tongue Clean.
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I have bad breath from my spit and is always remain inside my mouth and my teeth is yellowish and sometimes my gum bleeds I feel very ashamed to kiss my girlfriend. Please suggest me some good toothpaste and good tips for fresh breath and mouth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have bad breath from my spit and is always remain inside my mouth and my teeth is yellowish and sometimes my gum bl...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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I am suffering from bad odour even after brushing my teeth. Kindly give me remedy to cure it permanently.

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (5005 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from bad odour even after brushing my teeth. Kindly give me remedy to cure it permanently.
You might have tartar / deposit on teeth. Kindly visit dentist and get cleaning and polishing done and along with that use chlohex plus mouthwash rinse two times daily for 15 days.
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